Sanaa: In the process of 'expanding' armistice to extend it
A member of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Abdul-Malik Al-Ajri, says that the Sanaa government agreed to open two roads in Taiz urgently.
A member of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Abdul-Malik Al-Ajri, said that the military committee submitted a response to the UN proposal, in which it agreed to open two roads in Taiz urgently.
Al-Ajri explained to the Al Masirah channel that "the rest of the methods proposed by the United Nations need time to be studied to ensure that they are not used by the [Saudi-led] aggression coalition for hostile acts."
He stressed that the basic principles are that the roads to be well paved and they are used to enter basic materials and not to change "the military reality."
An official source in the military committee of the Sanaa government said yesterday, Thursday, that Sanaa's response to the United Nations included the readiness to open roads in stages.
Al-Ajri added that obstructing flights between Sanaa and Cairo is not justified and that such actions are merely pure obstructionism without any background to it.
The Yemeni official affirmed that the Sanaa government is keen on peace and is aware of the difficulties facing its achievement, stressing that it has "perseverance and courage in taking steps towards peace."
He said, "We are in the process of expanding the truce in order to extend it, and there is no justification for the other party to evade the obligations to expand the truce, most notably salaries."
Al-Ajri pointed out that "the institutions in Sanaa are more qualified, secure, and more prepared logistically and technically than the facilities of the other party," adding that such difference worries the Saudi-led coalition.
On June 2, the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced that the Sanaa government and the Saudi coalition responded positively to the UN proposal to renew the armistice in force in Yemen for another two months.
The armistice between the Saudi coalition and the Sanaa government entered into force on the 2nd of last April. Grundberg announced that "under this armistice, all offensive military operations, by land, air, and sea, shall cease."
Grundberg explained that "the terms of the armistice agreement include facilitating the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel to the ports of Hodeidah, and allowing two flights to and from Sanaa airport, every week."